Sometimes I walk into a client’s home, and just smile, because the house is a true reflection of the family who inhabits the home.  Such is the case with two of my favorite clients Molly and Kevin McCarthy, who moved to Santa Clarita to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Santa Fe style decor

The home itself is lovely, but  what makes the house “sing” is Molly’s original artwork (Molly painted many of the paintings, and some are inherited from her father’s collection).  Molly casually places an array of baskets under her china cabinet to give it a more casual look in her living room.  A sisal rug, and terra cotta floor tile give the floor a textured, artistic feel as well.

display niche

Molly has an innate talent for displaying artwork.  Molly and Kevin hail from the South. Time living in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas inform Molly’s warm, Southern style of decorating.   A walk through this enchanting home is candy for the eyes!

small but stylish dining room

Living room Napa style

casually elegant drapery

The McCarthy’s hired me to design draperies throughout this charming one story home.  My design inspiration came from Molly’s beautiful paintings and her innate talent for decorating with a casually elegant style.

bench under window

Don’t you just want to sit down with a cup of coffee and stay a bit?

small but stylish dining room

The dining room is small, but so stylish. The drapery is a simple linen designed to accent the sliding glass door and soften the harsh western exposure.

Napa style Living room

Napa style kitchen

santa fe style kitchen cabinets

Distressed kitchen cabinets

Santa Fe style kitchen

Napa valley kitchen

I just love the kitchen in particular. The original owners had modified the floorplan, to open up the kitchen.  It has a Napa style or Santa Fe flavor through every material chosen.  The terra cotta floor, green stained kitchen cabinets, hand painted tile backsplash combine to create an artist’s kitchen.

ocean inspired decor

The bedroom palette of cream, blue and beige evokes a serene feeling, reminiscent of the ocean.  For this room, I chose a simple blue velvet drapery.

Painting brushes on display

As you can see in these photos, expressing your unique design style creates an inviting home.  If you need help defining and expressing your design style, help is only a phone call away.

I offer e-design in my menu of design services, so even if you live outside of Southern California, Tami Smight Interiors can create a design plan just for you!

I am off for a one week cruise in the Caribbean with my family! More to share when I return.

Happy decorating!